By contextualizing things like design, memory, history, and identity, Christene's built a career sparking new pathways for storytelling + connection. When she isn’t writing, she's helping other founders and future-facing brands tap into their own unique stories—unlocking fresh ideas and perspectives with the power to move and shape us, through birth, growth, and change.

Christene spent 15 years as a co-founder of Refinery29, conceiving and building it from a startup into an award-winning global entertainment leader that pioneered a new age of women’s content + digital storytelling. In 2019, R29 was acquired by Vice Media Group. She has also served as a strategic advisor for such innovators as Cerebelly, Yola Mezcal, ShopShops, and Thrive Market. 

In 2022, Christene launched A Tiny Apt., a weekly newsletter that invites readers to think about space, their style, and the circular economy—aka: second-hand everything—differently. Three months post launch, Substack named A Tiny Apt. a must-read.

Christene lives in Brooklyn with her family, where she writes, thrifts, and hosts occasional sidewalk sales.

photo by Jen Steele

of note:

  • Mentor in Residence at Savannah College of Art Design (SCAD)
  • Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence fellow
  • New York Times best-selling author of Style Stalking
  • AdWeek Disruptors top female in media
  • One of MIN's 30 Most Intriguing People in Media